Big Tancook

Elementary School

Welcome to Big Tancook Elementary School. We are a Pre Primary to Grade 5 school with students from both Little Tancook and Big Tancook Islands.

Big Tancook Elementary is a unique school on an island in Nova Scotia and is one of Canada's last one-room school houses. The school may be small, but it has a large amount of community support. Staff and volunteers enrich the children's educational experience with unique opportunities like outdoor learning.

The enrolment averages 10 students. For the 2021/22 school year, there are 11 elementary students and 5 pre primary students.

Teaching Principal: Ellen Smith
Elementary Teacher: Hetty van Gurp
Pre Primary Lead ECE: Sheila Ashe
Pre Primary Support ECE: Crystal Fraughton
Custodian: Trina Baker